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Osho has explained in answer of this question reason behind his vision of future generation’s spiritual journey going hand in hand with enjoying material life to its totality.
Looking at tough times these young generation is facing so smoothly using technology and at the same time exploring REALITY of the life all around too. Each youth is a miniature saint now a days. Their questions and their solutions to the problems are unique and full of intelligence and daring too.
“The first question:
The revolution feels to be hot, heady and sharp. Whereas love feels to be soft, smooth and delicate. How do love and revolution go together?
Just as man and woman go together.
Just as the head and the heart go together in you, just as the body and the soul go together in you.
The heart cannot exist without the head and the head cannot exist without the heart.
They are the positive and the negative, yin and yang.
Life consists of polar opposites – and whenever you choose one against the other you will only be half, you will never be total.
The totality has to be courageous. And the greatest courage is to accept the polar opposites, because those polar opposites are illogical – it should not be so, but it is so.
The roots move downward in the earth and the tree moves upward… And the upward movement of the tree depends on the downward movement of the roots.
It should not be so, it is so illogical.
Friedrich Nietzsche said that if you want to go to heaven you will have to send your roots to hell. And he is right. Without touching hell you will not be able to touch heaven either.
Without being a sinner you cannot be a saint. And the man who has never been a sinner and has become a saint will be a poor saint, a very poor saint. His saintliness, his holiness, will have no richness in it. The day lives with the night and through the night.
And you are awake because you have been asleep, and you can rest because you have been working.
Life depends on the polarities – choose one, and you destroy the whole rhythm.
That’s what has been happening – the question is very relevant.
Revolutions in the past have been of the head, that’s why they have failed. Can’t you see, all the revolutions have failed?”
French or Russian or Chinese… Why have revolutions been a failure?
The reason, the deepest reason, is because there was no heart.
They were only from the head, they lived on logic.
And life is illogical.
Marx is logical, life is not logical.
Marx is bound to fail; the failure is intrinsic in the very choice.
Religions have failed – why? They have been choosing.
They have been choosing spirit against matter, they have been choosing God against the world – that’s where their failure has been.
Choose and you will fail.
Be choiceless and accept the whole.
It needs real courage to accept the whole because the whole consists of opposites.
The whole consists of yes and no. In fact the “and” only exists in language.
The whole really consists of yesno – there is no “and” even between the two to join them; they are one.
When you can see the whole as one, the world disappears into God and God disappears into the world.
The man disappears into the woman, and the woman disappears in the man; and the heart and the head both dance together hand in hand.
To me, that is wholeness. And to be whole is to be holy.
Then arises a revolution – the real revolution which transforms.
Kabir is revolutionary in that sense of totality.
Just the other day we were talking about love and death.
Buddha has chosen death, his religion depends on death.
Christ has chosen love, his religion depends on love.
Buddha is very, very intellectual – there exists no other religion which is so rational: the religion of analysis.
Buddha does not say a single word which cannot be proved logically.
He will not use the word God because God cannot be proved logically.
He will not talk about anything that cannot be talked about and cannot be proved. He is utterly rational.
Christ follows the feeling, the emotion. His statements are absurd.
Just think of a few statements of Jesus – they are absurd.
He says: “Those who have, more shall be given to them. And those who have not, even that which they have will be taken away.”
Very anti-communist. Those who have should be given more.
And Jesus says: “Those who are the first will be the last in my kingdom of God, and those who are the last will be the first. And if you really want the kingdom of God then be poor in spirit. If you go on holding to yourself you will lose. If you lose yourself you will find.”
This will look utter nonsense to Buddha.
These statements are not the statements of reason. These statements are the statements of love, of feeling, of intuition.
That’s why Jesus could say, “God is love.”
Kabir says: “Life and death are together, and there should be no effort to choose. Love and death are two aspects of one energy.”
Here is his revolution – he creates the greatest synthesis that has ever been tried. How can love and death be one? They are one.
Kabir is not trying to prove anything, he simply reveals.
He is not explaining anything and he is not giving a philosophy to the world.
He simply illuminates – whatsoever is the case, he illuminates it, he brings light. And you can see that love and death are one, matter and mind are one, the creator and the creation are one.
I call him revolutionary because he remains choiceless.
He does not choose, he allows life as it is. He has no prejudice, for or against.
He never renounced life, he lived in the marketplace. But he transformed his marketplace into a meditative space.
He lived in the world, but he was not of the world. He walked on earth, but he walked in such a graceful way that he never touched the earth.
Dualities disappear in him.
Revolution of the head will be political because it will be violent.
The thinking process is a process of violence.
Thought is a rapist – it dissects, it kills, it cuts into fragments.
That’s why science cannot say anything about the whole.
It goes on dividing and dividing and dividing; it talks about the smallest, it does not talk about the total at all.
It has no conception of the total – the total is completely forgotten, as if it does not exist.
As if all that exists are electrons, neutrons and protons. And soon they will be dividing them too.
(This statement of Osho proved him right today)
They go on dividing.
That is the process of the mind.
Mind divides, love unites.
Religions talk about God, the total, the whole; they don’t talk about the part or the fragment.
But religion remains lopsided, just as lopsided as science.
A new vision is needed in the world – a new vision which will be as scientific as possible and as religious as possible.
That I call revolution.
The world is waiting for that revolution, the world is hungry for that revolution where religion and science can disappear into each other,
where East and West can become one for the first time, where the materialist and the spiritualist are no longer enemies, but are holding hands in deep friendship. That is what is happening in life itself: matter is holding hands with spirit.
The materialist need not be against the spiritualist, nor need the spiritualist be against the materialist.
That is stupid.
And that stupidity has lasted really too long and man has suffered too much.”
(from “The Revolution: Talks On Kabir” by Osho)
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